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What is the sleep, feed, play routine? I never did that with my first child

Hi Maree,
What is the sleep, feed, play routine, never did that with my first child, but now have a 7 week old baby boy and want to make sure im doing everything i should.

Maree...
Answer: Hi, Feed/Play/Sleep means you feed baby when they wake (and due) then you play and watch for tired signs, as soon as baby shows tired signs you wrap and settle awake into the cot knowing he has already been fed and these are tired signs. During the night replace play with a nappy change and resettle awake into the cot. This way you can learn the tired cries from the hunger cries and also avoid feeding an already tired baby to sleep in your arms. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 08 Oct 2008